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Old 07-14-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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can i fill my tank weight up

hello i just got a Rena Aqualife Panorama 120 fish tank. the tank as got brace bars can i fill the tank above the bars. as if filled below the bars it leaves about 4inc form the top of the tank.
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Are you talking about the bracing bars on the top of the tank?
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yes thats the bars
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Is this the tank you have? I don't see any bracing bars below the top of the water line. I always fill my tanks so you cannot see the water line from outside the tank. That just means filling it above the underside of the top trim piece, and below the top edge of the glass.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #5
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yes thats my tank. is what i would like to know is i got a prizm skimmer but as the water leval is low from the top of the tank the part of the skimmer that puts the water back in the tank is just above the water is it ok use like thst
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I imagine you might get a good amount of salt creep that way. I also fill up my tank to the lower lip of the plastic edge.
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thanks roka64 what do you mean by salt creep.
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Salt creep is when the water splashes on a surface and the water dries up and leaves the salt.
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You want the water just below the lip as stated above. You dont want to go over that.
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The return from the Prizm is actually meant to be above water level.
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